(May 28, 2003) - Parasoft has released .TEST 1.0, a new unit testing tool
that automatically tests classes written on the Microsoft .NET Framework
without requiring developers to write a single test scenario or stub. .TEST
offers development teams working with the .NET Framework a simple way to
ensure code quality, security, and reliability.
.TEST is an automated unit testing and static analysis tool for .NET
Framework development that analyzes assembly code of tested assemblies and,
based on gathered information, performs different types of analysis to help
prevent errors. .TEST:
Automatically performs static analysis on assemblies, enforcing over 200
industry-respected coding rules Automatically tests code construction and
functionality. All unit tests generated by .TEST are fully customizable
Provides detailed coverage information for IL and SRC statements. Maintai... (more)
By Jason Schadewald, Product Manager at Parasoft
You know those conversations that you have more times than you can count?
Well, I recently had one of those at Design West with a very bright software
engineer. This poor guy had a number of experiences with static analysis
tools that left him with the “compiler warning equivalence” impression.
If your static analysis experience is largely with freeware and your training
is limited to Internet forums, then I certainly understand how that
impression can form. On top of that, he said that the static analysis tools
he tried reported ... (more)
Most organizations that use Linux as a business operating system are
developing their own applications for Linux - perhaps in response to the
current scarcity of packaged applications available on Linux. With so much
internal development for Linux, it is critical that the IT groups building
your Linux-based applications have a means to efficiently produce reliable
code. If they don't, you will jeopardize the very reliability and
cost-effectiveness that most organizations are trying to achieve by turning
However, most development teams follow a development process that ... (more)
Quality-conscious developers are familiar with the idea of coding checklists.
The code you write must measure up to all the criteria on the checklist, from
"no grammatical errors in the comments" to "performs all required functions."
Based on these checklists, we have code reviews. A good code review takes
time, but is certainly worth the effort. Such reviews can prevent many costly
errors. However, when crunch time hits, thorough code reviews are often
impossible. That's where a tool like Parasoft's WebKing can help.
For several decades tools to automatically generate and run tes... (more)
.NET languages are becoming increasingly popular for driving the application
logic for business-critical SOA and Web applications. In these contexts,
functional errors are simply not acceptable, and reliability, security, and
performance problems can have serious repercussions. Yet, few development
teams have the resources to ensure that their code is free of implementation
errors, let alone also worry about reliability, security, and performance.
Whether or not your team has a satisfactory strategy for functional testing,
you're taking several significant risks if you haven't ye... (more)
In terms of unit testing and code compliance, Jtest is a real heavyweight in
the arena. For those who haven't come across Jtest before, it's an
application that will analyze your Java application code for you. At present
Jtest has 700 built-in rules and 100 security rules and it will autocorrect
250 of those rules for you. It provides Parasoft SOAtest hooks for testing of
SOA/Web services and Web apps. The reporting engine is also built-in so once
tests are run, you can view and print results via a Web browser. There are
some new features such as improved J2EE testing and the Bug... (more)